Little Genius

by Marilyn Carino

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"The debut solo album by Marilyn Carino, formerly of Mudville, is a startling meld of sonic and lyric contrasts. These nine songs, with their downbeat tempos, shimmering, layered, sometimes angular textures, and crisscrossing rhythmic and drenched-in-soul melodic architectures, swallow the listener whole -- albeit lovingly."
- Thom Jurek, AllMusic Guide (four stars)

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released September 11, 2011

All songs written, recorded, performed and mixed by Marilyn Carino

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Marilyn Carino Brooklyn, New York

Marilyn Carino gained notoriety as the singing and songwriting half of Mudville. Her contributions to Mudville's three albums were lauded as "Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba", her unique, moving voice hailed as "fearless", "enchanting" and "otherworldly". She has written, recorded and/or performed with members of R.E.M, David Byrne, and legendary producers Sly and Robbie. ... more

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Track Name: Whisper
Inside I called me "Nigger"
finger on the trigger
what a cost to me in soul
My shyness made a muddle
a thing so home to murder
had I found my place?

I took me for a runner
but flat out in the gutter
I held out for victory sure
the real end to my war

and this could not hurt me more
this could not hurt me more
this could not hurt me more

Underneath and through me
something whispered to me
what I had to answer for
I looked up from the floor

This cannot hurt me more
this cannot hurt me more
this cannot hurt me more
Track Name: Time Bomb
Can you let go of something you know like a number
everyday spaces jamming up the flow
maybe I'll tire soon of the mire of longing
what's in the place there couldn't be alone

Christ, its a long day out

Wasn't making good time
when I made up my mind to take a wrong way
taking back steps two at a time

If you put me off again
what would the new mess that you see before you do..
you never know, you never know

Forces at work know me for working like a whipped dog
are they turning a tide to see if I'll ride another time bomb

But if you never come 'round again
What would the new mess that you see before you do..
you never know, you never know

Got me one time, I give in for love
got me two times, I give in for nothing

Living with you
I found twenty new ways to be lonely
I say it's high time to pray for a new day
Daddy, I was right to take a year of my life to think it over
and stranger than true, it faded my hope for you

But if you never come 'round again
What would the new mess that you see before you do..
you never know, you never know

Hangin' at old Simon's over the avenue
all my keys out
could you see it from my side..
but maybe you won't
Track Name: S'Cool
Let me pick me up
I’m down, for now
We can ride all night
no load will haunt you
the time is right, the time is right now
I been crazy

Don’t care where we go
the night, the hour, glow
Feel me feel you get off and high
We got it right, we got it right now

Turn away babe
and I forget your face

And there is no wrong
‘cause it’ll never be right
(so what do we say..?)

S’cool, s’cool, s’cool, s’cool, s’cool….
Track Name: No Disgrace
Hey, got the feel like you’ll never be sober
pain in all you are
like some head in a vice

You got glass hands, cheat sheets, a crazy mouth
and so what

Combusting
in a ragged hole every devil knows
a bully slap
and where are all your big sisters now

In this place, no disgrace
only a glow
Everyone hears the sound
some back down
some ride the wrecking ball

Say you don’t mind
Say you don’t mind, for real
Say you don’t mind
Say you don’t mind

Could you love a dream exploded
that smashed your heart
or a hope that died on the vine

In this place, no disgrace
only a glow
Everyone hears the sound
some back down
some ride the wrecking ball
Track Name: Monster Heavy
If I wanted, I could be the one
poster honey
pink and wide smile like a monkey

If all I could want fit in two arms
If I live long
‘cause its all I can do not to drown…

No time to be just…
no time to be just anyone

Monster heavy
lightnin’ slick and tricked out atomic
Monster heavy
fearsome deep

If I went along tearing no walls or fevers down
well I shouldn’t be born
I couldn’t go on

Make true my old lie
if I can last that long
oh scene surreal

How could you be just…
no time to be just anyone

Monster heavy
lightnin’ slick and tricked out atomic
Monster heavy
fearsome deep
Track Name: Special Dark
This is where we start
In a pool of steam and shadow
Turn to honey my will of steel

When there’s nothing that you want
Nothing to lose

I come for love alone
faith like the ocean
warm tides waiting
I come for love alone
my secret’s out, my secret’s out

I’ll go away with the sound your brittle heart makes

Take only everything
take back what you want, if you can
my love my love oh my love

I come for love alone
faith like the ocean
warm tides waiting

I come for love alone
my secret’s out
my secret’s out
Track Name: I Will Have Everything
J'aurais tout qui est noir
Track Name: King of the World
I couldn’t count my fortune
My fortune sits all day
in my apple of, in my apple of a love

See me today, I been worn away
with floating away
he oughta know

Going around and around
going around ‘cause
I hate what you aren’t but you are the
king of the world

In your root you shoot like stars
and you feel so fat, like a diplomat
and you rule me so fine
over my line

You like me some days
then take my money away
won’t you obey?